For years, autumn's arrival was soon followed by the first cool weather of the season.
I recall happy weekends in late September when the temperatures fell and sweaters were needed. Looks like it's not going to happen this year, with highs near 90 forecast into September's last week.
With the relentless summer heat setting records, this September likely will be the warmest on record, as each of the previous months in 2016 have been.
A few years ago, Onion drew grim laughs with a piece about the death of fall. More and more that looks like reality.